Earthquake Shakes Chester County

No damage or injuries reported.

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A 2.7-magnitude earthquake hit Chester County on Sunday, and a few people even noticed.

“A number of people in Downingtown,  Exton, West Chester and surrounding towns posted on social media that they felt the quake in their homes,” NBC10 reports. “But for most residents, the event was completely unnoticed.”

It really happened though, and was confirmed by the United States Geological Survey.

“Earthquakes registering between magnitude 2.0 and 2.9 can be felt slightly but don’t cause any structural damage,” AP reports. “The USGS says worldwide there are about 1.3 million of these types of quakes each year. There were eight in that range on Sunday.”

No damage or injuries were reported.